Posts for: March, 2017
Find out how this latest treatment could get rid of your cataracts without the unpleasantries of traditional cataract surgery.
While no one likes thinking about eye issues, they do happen. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Of course, coming in to visit our New York City, NY, eye doctors once a year will go a long way to catching these issues. If we do discover that you have cataracts we offer an amazing and less invasive treatment option.
When it comes to eye surgery, most people fear getting injections or stitches, but you won’t need to worry about that any longer with no-stitch cataract surgery. This procedure uses eye drops instead of uncomfortable needles to anesthetize the eyes, which means a significantly more comfortable procedure for you (not to mention less chance of complications).
During traditional cataract surgery, a larger incision needs to be made in order to remove the cataract and place the lens implant, but, through more efficient techniques, we can now create a much smaller incision. The incision is so small that stitches are no longer required.
Once the eye is completely numb, our New York ophthalmologists will make a small incision in the white portion of the eye. Then ultrasound and suction are both used to remove the cataract. Since the incision is so small, the eye will naturally seal itself without the need for stitches. Then a healthy artificial lens can be implanted into the back of the eye.
If you have cataracts, then it’s time to talk to us about whether no-stitch cataract surgery is the best way to go. While boasting no injections and stitches can be enough to make a patient decide that this is the best treatment option for them, it’s important to note that it might not be ideal for younger individuals or those who are particularly anxious, since you will be awake and need to follow instructions throughout the procedure. If you find that it might be too difficult, then traditional cataract surgery may be considered.
If you have questions or want to learn more about no-stitch cataract surgery, then our eye care specialists at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY, are ready to answer all of your questions. Call us today!